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|Apr-04-15|| ||offramp: <Ron: Tarrasch has more wit than Nimzo.> Definitely! His wit is slightly Teutonic but it is funny. His book 300 Chess Games has lot of little quips in it. It took me ages to get a copy that was in English. The copy I got, translated by Sol Schwarz, has loads of small errors but they don't interfere with the games or the gist of what Tarrasch is saying. What surprised me is that Irving Chernev, who loved the book, didn't translate it himself.|
|Apr-10-15|| ||MissScarlett: Via <Batgirl>, a 1915 <American Chess Bulletin> notice of the death of Tarrasch's son:|
|Apr-17-15|| ||Mr. V: I'm a huge Tarrasch fan. I have his book "The Game of Chess", which I truly love.|
Offramp, I see you are also a Tarrasch fan. What do you mean by describing his wit as "Teutonic"? Just curious. I've never hear of any humor described thus.
|Apr-18-15|| ||offramp: <Mr. V:.. Offramp, I see you are also a Tarrasch fan. What do you mean by describing his wit as "Teutonic"? Just curious. I've never hear of any humor described thus.>|
I really just meant that it was German. I think his sense of humour is very dry and often aimed at himself. Often, one has to think for a while to realise it is even a joke at all. I'll try to find some examples.
|May-01-15|| ||TheFocus: <The future belongs to he who has the Bishops> - Siegbert Tarrasch.|
|May-01-15|| ||TheFocus: <As Rousseau could not compose without his cat beside him, so I cannot play chess without my King's Bishop. In its absence the game to me is lifeless and void. The vitalizing factor is missing, and I can devise no plan of attack> - Siegbert Tarrasch.|
|May-02-15|| ||TheFocus: <Many have become chess masters - no one has become the master of chess> - Tarrasch, Seigbert.|
|May-03-15|| ||TheFocus: <Chess is a terrible game. If you have no center, your opponent has a freer position. If you do have a center, then you really have something to worry about> - Siggy Tarrasch.|
<Really, dude, you can't have your cake and eat it, too> - TheFocus.
|May-03-15|| ||TheFocus: <Intellectual activity is perhaps the greatest pleasure of life; chess is one of the forms of intellectual activity> - Sigmund (and the Sea Monsters) Tarrasch.|
|May-04-15|| ||offramp: <<offramp: <Mr. V:.. Offramp, I see you are also a Tarrasch fan. What do you mean by describing his wit as "Teutonic"? Just curious. I've never hear of any humor described thus.>|
I really just meant that it was German. I think his sense of humour is very dry and often aimed at himself. Often, one has to think for a while to realise it is even a joke at all. I'll try to find some examples...>
And our esteemed colleague TheFocus has posted some very good examples.
|May-09-15|| ||TheFocus: <It cannot be too greatly emphasized that the most important role in Pawn endings is played by the King> - Siegbert Tarrasch.|
|May-09-15|| ||TheFocus: <What is the object of playing a gambit opening?... To acquire a reputation of being a dashing player at the cost of losing a game> - Siegbert Tarrasch.|
|May-10-15|| ||TheFocus: <Before the endgame the gods have placed the middlegame> - Siegbert Tarrasch.|
|May-11-15|| ||TheFocus: <All lines of play which lead to the imprisonment of the bishop are on principle to be condemned> (on the closed Ruy Lopez) - Siegbert Tarrasch.|
|May-12-15|| ||TheFocus: <He who fears the isolated queen's pawn should give up chess> - Siegbert Tarrasch.|
|May-14-15|| ||lost in space: 14th of May 1915 - 100 years ago - Siebert Tarrasch lost his second son in WW I|
|May-14-15|| ||lost in space: http://images.chesscomfiles.com/upl...|
|May-14-15|| ||TheFocus: <Mistrust is the most necessary characteristic of the chess player> - Siegbert Tarrasch.|
|May-15-15|| ||TheFocus: <Every move creates a weakness> - Siegbert Tarrasch.|
|May-15-15|| ||TheFocus: <If the defender is forced to give up the center, then every possible attack follows almost of itself> - Siegbert Tarrasch.|
|May-15-15|| ||TheFocus: <Weak points or holes in the opponent's position must be occupied by pieces, not pawns> - Siegbert Tarrasch.|
|May-16-15|| ||TheFocus: <It is not enough to be a good player... you must also play well> - Seigbert Tarrasch.|
|May-16-15|| ||TheFocus: <One doesn't have to play well, it's enough to play better than your opponent> - Seigbert Tarrasch.|
|May-16-15|| ||TheFocus: <First-class players lose to second-class players because second-class players sometimes play a first-class game> - Seigbert Tarrasch.|
|May-24-15|| ||TheFocus: <By 1914 anybody who read books understood the principles of the open game, and they understood them either directly or indirectly because of Tarrasch`s untiring efforts> - Reuben Fine.|
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